Tuesday, 21 August 2012

MAC Star Wonder Mineralize Skinfinish...

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Star Wonder was released as part of this summers Heavenly Creature collection. On the MAC website, its described as a "Plumy pink with multi-dimensional pearl".  I've seen swatches on other blogs where its definitely more plum but on my skin this comes up a really pretty pale pearly pink.

This is just so pretty to look at in the pan, all the pink and gold and purple swirls...lush. 

This is a really pretty colour. I know that these are usually used as a highlight but on my pale skin its a really pretty pink blush. I wouldn't use this over the top of a blush as the colour shows up very well on me.

The two photos above were taken in natural light and show the colour accurately on my skin. You can see, not much plum but pretty none the less. If you're not a fan of glitter I'd stay away from this though as it does have tiny flecks of glitter through it. You should also be aware that this product can highlight your pores and so it's best used sparingly.

Jill x

Sunday, 19 August 2012

OPI Nothin Mousie Bout It Love...

Nothin' Mousie 'Bout It, from OPI's Minnie Mouse collection, is a clear polish which is infused with the tiniest pink glitter as well as big glitter hearts. LOVE. I've developed a bit of a thing for glitter polishes lately and this will be no exception. I absolutely love this. It is such a cute polish which calls on the inner girlie girl in me. I doubt i'd wear this by itself but I've layered in here with Chanel Rose Insolent.

ahh look at the hearts!

If you're not into the hearts, you could use it for the fine glitter only as the hearts are actually quite fiddly to place and don't appear to attach to the brush that easily. Thats my only criticism of it and it's really just me being picky, though it would be nice if the hearts were easier to place. That being said, this polish has absolutely been love at first sight for me.

Jill x

Friday, 17 August 2012

I adore MAC Viva Glam V...

I recently treated myself to this little beauty from MAC - Viva Glam V and I have to say, this has become my go to lipstick these days.

I have spent rather a lot of money on MAC recently - a MAC section has recently opened up at my local Debenhams - good for my makeup habit, bad for my bank balance. I've been justifying this purchase though by telling myself that its ok since all the profits from these lipsticks go to the MAC Aids Fund so really, i'm not feeding a ridiculous addiction, i'm giving to charity...shh...that's my story and i'm sticking to it.

Lame excuses aside, this really is one of the most gorgeous colours. Its a beautiful neutral pink with the most gorgeous pearly finish. I Love this. Words can't describe how much I love this. It is my ideal neutral pink colour. I usually always add a gloss on top of lipstick but with this I just don't think it's needed. It has the prettiest shiny finish. I love this so much. 

The photos just don't do this justice. If you're looking for a pinky nude lipstick, do yourself a favour and pick this up...do it...you wont regret it.

Jill x

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Chandelier...

I've been absent from the blog for a little while - I was struck down by the cold or flu and the last thing on my mind has been blogging. I'm starting to feel a little better now so hopefully I can get back into the swing of things. 

This post today is about NYX Megashine Lipgloss in Chandelier.

I LOVE these lipglosses. I have a few of them and they're just so lovely. The ones that I've tried are smooth to apply, nicely pigmented, non sticky and super shiny (as the name suggests).

Chandelier is no exception to this. Its a gorgeous purple toned pink that is packed with silver glitter. This isnt an opaque lip gloss but it still has a nice amount of pigmentation to it and it isnt completely sheer. It gives my lips a nice wash of colour and is also really pretty layered on top of lipsticks.

The formula of this is great too. Given how much glitter is in this I thought it would feel gritty but it doesnt at all, it feels light and smooth on the lips.

The other thing about these glosses that is wonderful is the smell - they smell like those cherry gummy sweets you get at the cinema...lush!

Unfortunately, NYX isnt widely available in the UK but you can get these lip glosses for £7 from the NYX Cosmetics UK Store

Jill x

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips...

I was never in to the nail wrap thing when it first started to get a following. I never really "got it" as such but recently when I was in TK Maxx I saw these Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail polish strips for £3.99 and figured I would get them and give them a go.

These are little sticky strips of "nail polish" that you peel off and stick to the nails and file down to the appropriate size. These are really convenient if you want something to look cute in a rush as you don't need to wait for them to dry.

In the little pack you get 16 of the nail polish strips, instructions, a nail file/buffer and a cuticle stick.

I was slightly nervous about trying these since i'm crap with anything that requires a certain amount of co-ordination or neatness to it. These are surprisingly easy to work with, even with someone that usually struggles with simple things like this. They stick well to the nails and are pretty easy to file down.

I actually like these a lot, they're nice for a change. As someone who doesnt have a hope in hell of being able to do nail art of any kind, these are a nice option. They come off very easily with nail polish remover as well which is good and they didn't damage my nails at all. 

My only complaint is that these claim on the box to last for up to 10 days. Want to know how long they lasted on me? 24 hours. Less than 24 hours actually and all i was doing was sitting at home. They chip so easily. Maybe it was down to how I applied them but I doubt it, there were no parts that werent stuck down properly so for them to peel and chip within a day is pretty poor. With that in mind, if I was going to use these again I would maybe just use them before a night out and I would apply them pretty near to the time when I was leaving the house. That being said, these are cute for something different. 

The ones I got are called Wishnets.

Jill x